Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Area map
Global cost of flooding to increase tenfold by 2030
CBS News - 3/5/2015 12:29:18 PM
Kashmiri people wade along a water-logged street in the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar ... "Our analysis shows a clear trend across the world. In lower- and middle-income countries, socioeconomic development is expected to concentrate more people, buildings ...
China Protests India Leader’s Visit to Disputed Border Area
New York Times - 2/21/2015 11:56:24 PM
HONG KONG — China summoned India’s ambassador in Beijing to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a border area claimed by both countries, a reminder that the world’s two most populous countries have yet to resolve vast territorial ...
World Bank Albania Country Manager Tahseen Sayed Khan Remarks on Successful Coastal Project
The World Bank - 3/6/2015 3:34:14 PM
The World Bank Group is currently preparing its next five year new Country Strategy for Albania which will support ... to take stock of project results and its impact on the coastal area and on people’s lives. It is also an excellent opportunity to ...
The 15 Happiest Economies in the World
Bloomberg - 3/4/2015 12:41:49 AM
That's one way to read the fate of 51 economies (including the euro area) this year, based on Bloomberg calculations ... are remarkably low in the 15 countries shown below, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. While the Swiss National ...
Former Budd Lake singer taking in the capital of the country music world
New Jersey Hills - 3/4/2015 3:58:04 PM
but for now she is finishing her second EP while taking in the music of the country western capital of the world. A Budd Lake native ... Ellyn will be touring in the Washington, D.C., area in early May and later in New York City. She’ll be back in ...
Invention Of The Week? New Cell Phone App Brings Internet To Developing Countries
Inventor Spot - 3/5/2015 9:23:11 AM
It’s a fact that over 85 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas that have cellular coverage, but surprisingly only about 30 per cent of the total population has actual access to the internet. In some countries there are literally thousands ...
California Has More Billionaires Than Every Country Except The U.S. And China
Forbes - 3/4/2015 5:16:49 PM
In fact, if California were a country, it would be home to the third-highest number of billionaires in the world, surpassed only by the United ... Half of California’s billionaires live in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. San Francisco itself is home ...
Meteorologist forecasts in more than 140 countries for Army Materiel Command
WHNT-TV - 3/5/2015 4:51:10 AM
“I support any of those customers in countries around the world.” So Captain Melton keeps watch over ... Sometimes he gets special requests from leaders in one area to help them plan movements, and he’s always keeping an eye on severe weather across ...
Human history pushed back 400,000 years by new discovery
The Irish Times - 3/4/2015 9:34:31 PM
The fossil, known as LD 350-1, was found in the Ledi-Geraru area of Afar Regional State ... 1 Ireland one of least Muslim-friendly countries – report
UK asks world to recognize its married gay couples
Gay Star News - 3/5/2015 5:29:57 PM
More than 70 government authorities have been questioned to clarify the rights of gay people while working, travelling or living abroad- which has been a grey area. The countries contacted include Australia, Austria, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic ...
March exhibit features works by Fremont area students
Fremont Tribune - 3/5/2015 6:52:51 AM
The Fremont Area Art Association is celebrating the coming of spring ... Throughout March, a variety of activities take place across the country at the local and state levels. In conjunction with the art association's mission, “to promote visual art ...
Ex-Yankee Mariano Duncan gets stolen World Series rings back for second time
New York Daily News - 3/5/2015 12:04:50 AM
Duncan felt like he had been kicked in the teeth on Oct. 22, 2014, when he left the Miami-area restaurant where he had just had lunch and discovered his car had been burglarized. His 1996 Yankee World Series ... fly to his native country from Miami.
Iran: Diplomat abducted in Yemen in 2013 freed by special operatives
CP24 - 3/5/2015 8:40:14 AM
Amirabdollahian added that the operation took place "in a very special area in Yemen," without elaborating or providing ... accused Tehran of supporting the Shiite Houthi rebels in the country's north in an effort to destabilize the impoverished Arabian ...
Your guide to Dallas area theater
Dallas News - 3/5/2015 9:40:29 PM
That makes it impressive that playwright Jamie Morris has come up with fresh, if bawdy, R-rated jokes for the world premiere of this unauthorized ... After burning bridges in her own country for Jason, she feels trapped by dwindling options.
Europe swamped with crush of migrants arriving by land, sea
Newsday - 3/5/2015 11:24:52 AM
Some officials are even floating the idea of a multinational border guard to deal with the hundreds of thousands arriving from war-torn countries like Syria ... for LI LI road named deadliest in tri-state area With no signs the flow will let up anytime ...